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Care & Crisis Staff

Meet the Team

Mary Beth Grant

Senior Associate Dean of Students, Care & Crisis Services

Areas of Oversight: Cornell Minds Matter, EARS, Leave of Absence

Oversees the office of care and crisis services, as well as strategic planning initiatives for the dean of students. Previously, Mary Beth served as judicial administrator at Cornell, worked as a civil rights attorney and a community educator with the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis, and completed a stint in a law firm in Boston. Mary Beth earned her B.A. in social work and sociology from the University of Iowa and her J.D. from Cornell Law School.

Janet Shortall

Associate Dean of Students

Janet is an Associate Dean of Students, member of the Care and Crisis Services Team, within the Office of the Dean of Students. A founding member of the University Crisis Management Team and the Community Support team, she now oversees the Crisis Management Team.

Reba McCutcheon

Associate Dean of Students

Reba is Associate Dean of Students, Care and Crisis Services, serving as a Senior member of the Crisis Management Team. She oversees the Community Support Team, advises Cornell Minds Matter, supports students whom have returned from a leave, and serves in an advisory capacity for both Body Positive Cornell and Nature RX. Reba has presented at national conferences such as CIVSA and IVY+ and holds memberships with NASPA, ACHA, and NAMI.

Mar Pérez

Senior Coordinator

Mar is a Senior Coordinator in the Care and Crisis Services and Crisis Management Team. She manages aspects of cross-functional coordination, information systems management, and logistics for crisis management and community support teams. She represents the Dean of Students Office at the Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) weekly meetings.  Mar also participates in strategic planning for public relations and marketing functions in the Care and Crisis Service Team, and maintains the website for Care and Crisis Services. 

Jo Ann Molnar-Kieffer

Assistant Dean of Students

Jo Ann is Assistant Dean of Students, member of Care and Crisis Services Team, and serves as a senior member of the Crisis Management Team. She is also a University Event liaison, Title IX Hearing Committee member, and Students with Families Committee member. Jo also oversees the Student Child Care Grant, and represents and supports the various programs offered by the Office of the Dean of Students.